The decrepit footpath of Spain’s El Caminito del Rey floats like a broken chain of islands in the sky. The jagged mosaic of steel and concrete is precariously tacked onto the vertical cliff faces of El Chorro canyon. Clinging thousands of feet over the teal waters of Río Guadalhorce, the remnants of the old “king’s little path” is as much a testament to human bravery as it is a monument to our foolishness.
Nestled at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada is the majestic Kingdom of Granada. Much like the other cities in Andalusia, Granada boasts an eclectic mix of old world European and North African influence, and a modern metropolitan flavor that draws in visitors by the hundreds of thousands.
El Caminito del Rey (the king’s little path) was once considered the world’s most dangerous hike. The walkway was repaired and recommissioned by the Spanish government in 2015 and now hosts hundreds of hikers per day.
From Spain, you can take a quick ferry trip across the Strait of Gibraltar and find yourself in a completely different world.
To call Córdoba a hidden gem seems almost insulting considering the role the city has played throughout the history of the Iberian Peninsula. However, when it comes to tourism, it often plays second fiddle to the more prominent Andalusian cities of Granada and Seville.